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Overview

A good way to see if you'd like to be a farmer is to speak with some experienced farmers. Look for farmers that are doing the type of farming you'd like to do and ask them if they'd mind spending some time with you to answer some of your questions. There's no better way to find out what it's really like, and to get very helpful advice.

University is a fantastic way to study agriculture, economics and business management. Today's farmer is an entrepreneur, and knowing agricultural business is very important. Farmers need to know how to survive, and if you would like to take it further than the farm-labour stage, then education in all aspects of farming is needed.

Another way to gain knowledge of farming is to become an apprentice. Offer your services as a farm hand. This is an excellent way to acquire knowledge for free and to gain invaluable experience.

What are Farmers like?

Investigative

Based on our pool of users, farmers tend to be predominately investigative people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Farmers by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 754 Sokanu users

Are Farmers happy?

73%Happy

Farmers rank highly among careers. Overall they rank in the 73rd percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Farmer Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Farmers

The most common degree held by farmers is English Literature. 2% of farmers had a degree in english literature before becoming farmers. That is over 0 times the average across all careers. Biology graduates are the second most common among farmers, representing 1% of farmers in the Sokanu user base, which is 0.5 times the average.

Farmer Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Farmer, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of farmers % of population Multiple
English Literature 1.6% 4.2% 0.4×
Biology 1.5% 3.2% 0.5×
Environmental Science 1.3% 0.9% 1.4×
Animal Sciences 1.2% 0.4% 3.4×
Anthropology And Archeology 1.1% 1.1% 1.0×

How to Become a Farmer

Think you might be interested in becoming a Farmer? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good farmer? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired
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Find your perfect career

Would you make a good farmer? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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Should I be a Farmer?

Think you might be interested in becoming a Farmer? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good farmer? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired
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